Mangini, the son of Oscar-winning sound designer Mark Mangini (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), a classical pianist who performed twice at Carnegie Hall at age 9, will have cameo in the film and will compose the score and perform original music in the film.
Earlier this year Mangini starred in (opposite Jaime King, Jason Ritter and Marianna Palka) and composed music for the score of “Bitch” (SpectreVision) which bowed at Sundance. Formerly on “Bella and the Bulldogs,” “Kickin it!”, and “Good Luck Charlie.”
In “Reach” a socially awkward genius, Steven Turano (Garrett Clayton), divulges to a pro-suicide support group that he plans to kill himself. Although his first attempt is botched, he is determined to find a way to escape his suffering. He is constantly picked-on by former childhood friend and school bully, Nick Perkins (Jordan Doww), and his widowed father, for whom he harbors a deep resentment for over his mother’s death. However, when Clarence (Johnny James Fiore), the new quirky kid in school, befriends him, Steven’s plans are sidetracked and he begins to REACH out beyond his comfort zone to form stronger relationships with his father, friends (Joey Bragg, Steven Capp, Rio Mangini) and teachers.